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  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Big Ben chimes for the first time in seven weeks

    Glaziers abseil down the clock face

    London was reacquainted on Monday with one of its iconic sounds when Big Ben finally chimed for the first time in seven weeks. After almost two months of maintenance work, London's most famous landmark was once again fully functional - to the delight of millions of tourists and residents alike.

  • Monday, October 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Multilateralism, only way to tackle global concerns says UN

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    Whether it is resolving conflicts, protecting human rights, achieving development goals or safeguarding the environment, the only viable way to effectively tackle today's complex global challenges is through multilateral cooperation, underlined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

  • Monday, October 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF is no longer “policeman” says Strauss-Khan

    “We need an independent body”  stated Strauss-Kahn

    “The IMF can no longer play the role of policeman” admitted incoming International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn who added that the global economy is drastically different from when the IMF was created, and therefore “must adapt to change”.

  • Monday, October 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush and Chavez in the same bag: worst regional image

    United States president George Bush and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez are the regional leaders with the worst image, according to a public opinion poll published this week end in the influential Brazilian daily O Estado de Sao Paulo.

  • Monday, October 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Turbulence: strong € displaces concern with weak US dollar

    As the Euro hits new highs against the US dollar conflicting signals seem to be coming from Europe as to how address the issue, but much will depend on what happens next Thursday when the European Central Bank and the Bank of England hold monthly meetings.

  • Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bluetongue: 11 cases in UK but no idea of how virus arrived

    Northern Europe has reported more than 3000 cases

    The British government is not complacent about bluetongue and will take action against the disease at “a very high level”, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.

  • Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake south of New Zealand

    The US Geological Survey map of the earthquake

    A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit some 500 km (300 miles) southwest of New Zealand on Sunday, but there were no reports of damage and authorities discounted the risk of a major tsunami

  • Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    European Strauss-Kahn selected to lead IMF by ample “consensus”

    New IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Former French finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn was selected September 28 as the new Managing Director of the IMF. The IMF Executive Board said it selected Strauss-Kahn, 58, by consensus to succeed Rodrigo de Rato for a five-year term beginning November 1.

  • Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN Standing Police Capacity officers to train in UK

    UN Police Division

    Officers from the United Nations Standing Police Capacity will undergo two weeks of training in transitional justice and other aspects of peacekeeping at the top police leadership centre in the United Kingdom from 8-19 October ahead of deployment to their first mission, revealed senior UN Police officers in New York.

  • Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN: oil and gas reserves competition becoming tougher

    The emergence of new players in the global market and shifts in the policies of gas and oil producers means that traditional conglomerates from industrialized nations are facing increasing competition in the race to access the world's reserves, revealed the United Nations agency on trade and development issues.